Otway the Movie – premiere October 2012
A weekend of utter silliness was kicked off by two performances at the Leicester Square Theatre on Friday 5th, with Wild Willy Barrett, and Saturday 6th with the Big Band. The day of the 7th dawned clear and sunny - and a handful of us was outside the Odeon to see it, waiting for the crew take down the posters promoting Liam Neeson in 'Taken 2' and put up the special ones for the Otway the Movie. They were probably puzzled as to why anyone wanted to stand outside the cinema at 0700 to take photos of them doing the job.
The film itself? It was much as expected - hilarious! The ending was shot while the posters were going up, then later that morning, as the audience arrived to tread the Odeon red carpet and Otway had his moment of glory on the balcony. Everyone in the theatre was given an Otway mask to wear for the final scene. We hear they have been appearing on ebay as collector's items!
Many congratulations to everyone who worked so hard on the production, especially the editors who managed to get the last footage ready while the screening was going on. They delivered a surprise ending, which even Otway himself hadn't seen!
Chris and our friend Tony were also seen on Channel 4 News as they trod the red carpet.
Post-Premiere Newsletter from the Movie Team
What a Fantastic Weekend
Best Wishes, The Movie Team
Otway & Barrett Tour 2013
|Otway the Movie – premiere October 2012|
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